George McPhee on how he low-key learned the Capitals won the 2004 Draft Lottery and why they picked Alex Ovechkin over Evgeni Malkin
One of the biggest moments in Washington Capitals’ history was not televised. It happened behind the scenes and over the phone.
Former Capitals general manager George McPhee found out the Capitals won the 2004 NHL Draft Lottery from Colin Campbell, the NHL’s then Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations.
The Capitals jumped up in the lottery to the number one overall spot despite only having the third-best odds (14.4 percent).
By Ian Oland 11 months ago